Providing a resilient and growing income stream

Charter Hall Retail REIT is Australia’s leading owner and manager of property for convenience retailers. Our goal is to maintain our position through active asset management, enhancing the asset quality within the fund and maintaining a prudent capital position.

The result of our strategy is that we deliver a resilient and growing income stream for our investors. Through our continued focus on partnering with the leading convenience retailers, we optimise returns for our investors and create enjoyable and convenient shopping experiences for more than 150 million shopper visitations to our properties each year.

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Hear from the Chair and the Fund Manager

"We continue to focus on being the leading owner and manager of property for convenience retailers."

Greg Chubb
Retail CEO

Chair and Fund Manager's Letter

Dear Unitholder

Welcome to the Charter Hall Retail REIT (the REIT or CQR) 2020 Annual Report.

2020 has been a challenging year for the retail sector. The financial year began with a backdrop of sub-trend economic and wages growth. Against this backdrop, drought and a terrible bushfire season ravaged much of the country, providing significant hardship for many Australians. In isolation these events would have marked FY20 as a challenging year, but all this took place before the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Performance Highlights


Operating Earnings1 

Up 11.5%


Distributions Per Unit

Down 14.7%


Operating Earnings
Per Unit

Down 1.8%


Property Portfolio Value

Up 9.1%



FY20 Reporting Suite

Australia’s leading owner and manager of property for convenience retailers

Charter Hall Retail REIT's (ASX:CQR) focus remains on providing a secure and growing income stream for our investors. We achieve this through maintaining our position as the leading owner and manager of property for convenience retailers.


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Growth in returns

Charter Hall Group (ASX:CHC) has had an active period, driving FUM growth of $10.1bn. This growth has been achieved through continued partnership with our tenant customers, while maintaining returns for our investor customers.

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Targeting net zero

Charter Hall Group’s climate resilience strategy extends across our diversified business model and supports our long-term investments to meet future challenges.


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Stable income and capital growth

Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) focuses on providing secure and growing income streams for investors through its exposure to a long weighted average lease expiry (WALE) portfolio of properties, diversified across sectors.


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Enhancing income sustainability and resilience

Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (ASX:CQE) continues its focus on enhancing its social infrastructure portfolio with a diligent approach to asset acquisitions and disposals, as well as leasing and development, matched with prudent capital management.


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Christine Kelly
Head of Retail Finance, Deputy Fund Manager CQR
Charter Hall

Philip Cheetham
Head of Listed Investor Relations
Charter Hall
Virly Natasunjaya
Investor Relations Executive
Charter Hall

1. FY20 operating earnings includes $10.7m of COVID-19 tenant support. Net cashflow from operating activities is $132.9m.